The ceramic is sound. Examination under UV light reveals a varnish layer to a quarter of the plate, probably covering a restoration. There is a hairline scratch (approx. 4 cm long) towards the edge, some further small lines of surface abrasion and some handing marks in places. There is a spot of repaired loss to the glaze along the edge (approx. 1 cm long). There is a firing crack (approx. 10 cm long) on the underside and a few small chips on the underside, relating to rubbing from the support element. There are a few fine lines of craquelure to the glaze on the underside, inherent to the firing process, and a loss to the glaze (approx. 2 cm long) with an original spot of clay accretion. This work is in fairly good condition. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."